Suzanne's Around Town
Giada, MOMS Club Garage Sale & Nature Park Plant sale!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Pedicure weather, finally!!!! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Earth Day!

Many exciting events this week- Giada hits Portland, "The Miracle Worker" premieres at Beaverton City Library and you can pick up some really cool items at the MOMS Club Garage Sale!!! And who wouldn't want to catch some sheep shearing at the Oregon Ag Fest???

Pass the SPF 200!

Suzanne




Apr 23rd

Recycled Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.

Kids from 2 to 12 years old can create works of art with recycled items!  Reduce, recycle, and reuse! No registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Tip toe through the tulips! Check out the gorgeous flowers and bring your camera. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $5 parking on weekdays and $10 on weekends.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Enjoy some entertaining stories and free coffee for parents every Monday through April in this new program! Included with admission fee of $8 per adult, $5 for kids over 3, and kids 2 years and younger are free! Afterwards- take your time and enjoy all of the hands-on exhibits. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while developing early literacy skills. Stay and play after the program. Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.

Story Time@ Living Wisely Shop (4650 SW Betts Ave., Beaverton) at 11:15AM. Preschoolers can enjoy uplifting stories and activities in this cozy shop near the Beaverton Post Office. For more info, go to www.livingwiselyshop.wordpress.com and click on Family Story Time.


Apr 24th

New Parent Baby Shower@ Beaverton City Library from 11AM-12PM.

Parents with babies (under 1 year) can enjoy a special storytime, crafts, and  tours. No registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 9:30AM-10:AM. Get your morning started with fun stories for kids from 3ish to 5 years old at the newest branch! Staff will be present to let storytime attendees into the library before regular open hours.Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Free Admission@ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (SE 28th Ave&Woodstock Blvd., Portland) on Tuesdays&Wednesdays from 10AM-6PM. If you're looking for a quick day trip on a non-rainy day, then check out this gorgeous 7 acre garden with vibrant rhododendrons, azaleas, and 3 waterfalls!!! Stroll down shady paths to Crystal Springs Lake. Kids under 12 are always admitted for free and there's just a $3 charge for adults from Thursday-Monday. For more info go to www.portlandonline.com and click on "visiting" and "parks".

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11:15AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM AND 11:30AM-Noon. Bring your one year old for songs, rhymes, simple stories and movement activities. Great for new walkers. Stay and play after the program. (Limited to first 20 kids for each session!). Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 6-7PM. OMSI will provide a hands-on, live reptile program. Meet inside the mall near Claire's! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.


Apr 25th

Giada De Laurentiis Book Signing@ Williams-Sonoma (NW 23rd& Flanders, Portland) at 4PM.

The Food Network Super Star will be on hand to sign her latest -Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner. No doubt this will be an extremely crowded event so arrive an hour or two early if you can. Only your W&S purchased book can be signed (not your Amazon copy- DOINK!!). For complete info on securing a ticketed spot,  go to www.williams-sonoma.com and scroll down to "Store Events" under "Resources". Then Scroll down for "Book Signings". You may also phone the store at 503/946-2300.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Symphony Storytime@ Hillsboro Main Library from 10:15-11:15AM. Musicians from the Oregon Symphony will perform music that enhances the storytelling experience in this special series for preschoolers (ages 3-6) on every Wednesday in April. Each Symphony Storytime will feature one of the four families of musical instruments& kids will have a chance to try out an instrument during a "petting zoo" which will follow each session. Each session will be limited to the first 90 attendees. Phone for more info at 503/615-6500.

Pre-school Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10:30-11AM. Storytime at a great local cupcake emporium! Free itty bitty cupcakes for kids who attend! Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to www.blisscupcakeshop.com for more details.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM AND 12:30-1:15PM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children for each session.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Art Right off the Page@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5:30PM. Kids (7-11) will learn more about the wonderful people who illustrate children's books and the art-making process. Each session includes an art adventure emphasizing the artistic style of selected illustrators. Registration required at 503/350-3600.

Canvas, Clay&Carafe@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 7-8:30PM. Relax, sip vino or sparkling water, and create a masterpiece as a professional artist walks you through the steps! In this class- you will learn to paint like Matisse on canvas! $36 per person and you must pre-register at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com  and click on "Special Events" for more info.


 


Apr 26th

20th Anniversary of Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!!!

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by  bringing them into the workplace to explore many exciting career choices. Geared for kids from 8-18! Go to www.daughtersandsonstowork.org for ideas and info!

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.This fun story time is geared for kids from 2 to 4 year old but all are invited. Early education skill building and crafts will compliment the story of the day. Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

Preschool Storytime@ Tigard Library from 1:15PM-2PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Drop in each Thursday for a rotating fun activity- no registration required! This week kids can enjoy "Board Game" with faves. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!

Thursday Family Art Night@ Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) from 6:30PM-8:30PM. This is a weekly drop-in program (limited to first 20) for kids and family to learn about landscapes, portraiture and more - using clay, paints, pastels and other mediums. $5 per person, 3 years old and under are free. Phone for more info at 503/615-3485 or go to www.ci.hillsboro.or.us and click on Walters Art Center, then Classes, then Class Info.


Apr 27th

The Miracle Worker@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 8PM.

The Beaverton Civic Theatre presents the true story of Annie Sullivan, the persistant teacher who helped Helen Keller learn to communicate, overcoming the challenges of being both deaf and blind. The opening Friday performance of each play offers discounted tickets -tickets are $5 with the donation of a new or used book. Discounted tickets are available only at box office on the evening of the performance. No advance sales.Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.

North Beaverton MOMS Club Garage Sale@ 16794 NW Paddington Drive, Beaverton from 9AM-3PM. See Saturday for details.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Watercolor paintings inspired by Degas this week!!! $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:15AM AND 11:30AM-12:15PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs Limited to first 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Free Fourth@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from 5-8PM. The museum offers free admission on the fourth Friday of every month. FYI- kids 17 years and younger are always FREE!!! Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.


Apr 28th

North Beaverton MOMS Club Garage Sale@ 16794 NW Paddington Drive, Beaverton from 9AM-3PM.

Come on over to buy gently used, quality items - baby& kid toys, books, clothing, play structures, furniture, doll houses,bikes, housewares and more. No Junk!!! CASH ONLY!!! MOMS want to see the playroom floor again so items are reasonably priced to MOVE!!! 10% of profits will go to Northwest Children's Outreach!!! Several other Garage Sales in this cul-de-sac so stop by for one stop shopping!!!! Email contact for questions is cdpelto@gmail.com.

 

OR AG Fest@ Salem Fairgrounds from 8:30AM-5PM. See Sunday for details.

Children's Safety Fair@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 10AM-12PM. There will be a bicycle safety obstacle course, children helmet inspections (damaged helmets can be replaced), basic safety checks, Fire Safety, and Safe Assured ID Kits while supplies last! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com and click on "promotions" and "events" for more info.

Spring Native Plant Sale and Green Gardening Fair@ Nature Park Interpretive Center (15655 SW Millikan Way) from 10AM-2PM. Shop the Native Plant Sale and learn sustainable gardening techniques through activities and info booths. Go to www.thprd.org and click on "News and Events" for more info.

Children's Day/Dia de los Ninos@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM. Award winning author- Carmen T. Bernier-Grand will be on hand for bilingual storytelling and songs! Geared for ages 2-8 years with their families. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

"Crocodile's Tears"@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 2PM. Author Alex Beard will introduce his new picture book for kids! Go to www.powells.com and click on "Events" and "Alex Beard" for more info.

The Miracle Worker@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 8PM. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.
 


Apr 29th

OR AG Fest@ Salem Fairgrounds from 10AM-5PM

Come and taste, touch, and experience life on the farm. Ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, plant a seedling! Check out the Cherry City Cloggers, Leapin' Louie Cowboy Tricks, Fiddlers, wagon rides, sheep shearing, tractors and more!! Free parking! Kids under 12 are free and adult admission is $9.00. Go to www.oragfest.com for more info AND for $2 OFF coupon per adult ticket!!!!

Free "Juicing" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn about the power of juicing with tips and recipes! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

The Miracle Worker@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 2PM. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.

Health Starts Here: Learn to Cook Fish@ Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-7PM. Learn how to make a simple, roasted fish dinner using fresh fish and seasonal vegetables.Phone for more info at 503/645-9200.